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Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By Pirate
That looks like the one, thanks!

That looks like the one, thanks!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By Pirate
What is this?

Can anyone identify this rangefinder? It looks like a fixed lens so I'm asking here, but I may be wrong on that. Just don't know what it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pirate
Just FYI…. Freestyle emailed me again to say...

Just FYI….

Freestyle emailed me again to say they are now stocking the RPX-25 and sent a link:

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/search?q=Rollei+RPX+25

It's still cheaper from Maco though. I'll be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By Pirate
Zombie shots!!!

Zombie shots!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pirate
I love Rollei Pan 25 developed with a Rollei...

I love Rollei Pan 25 developed with a Rollei developer. Still have some in the fridge for a rainy day.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pirate
On March 1st I'll be good for a couple hundred...

On March 1st I'll be good for a couple hundred dollars worth of a group buy. I'm gonna start stocking up on this stuff each month. Already spent the play money for February right before I found out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Pirate
I just saw the Hassy the other day and was really...

I just saw the Hassy the other day and was really into it until I read the specs. Digital viewfinder. Hate that. But the framework is different from the Sony.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pirate
Freestyle will be selling it for these...

Freestyle will be selling it for these prices:

120 = $10.99
35 = $8.99

Should be on their website in about a week or so.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,623
Posted By Pirate
Rollei RPX 25 is out!!!

Macodirect.de has the new Rollei RPX 25 for a good price. I emailed Freestyle about it and they said they would be getting it in at the end of this month but their cost is double that of Maco, so...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pirate
With a good little flashlight you should be able...

With a good little flashlight you should be able to check the holder and see any light leaks. I did it with some of mine and if there are leaks there, they will show very easily.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pirate
That looks like a sweet setup. I should have...

That looks like a sweet setup. I should have mine up and running middle of next month. That's the plan anyway.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pirate
I had not heard that before but it would be great...

I had not heard that before but it would be great if that were the case, then the film holder I want to buy should fit my enlarger. It's from the 50's, so maybe that designation applies.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pirate
Thank you very much, that helps! Maybe I'll look...

Thank you very much, that helps!

Maybe I'll look for one of these enlargers too...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pirate
What is a D-Type Enlarger?

I have an old DeJur 4x5 enlarger. Just found a Glass plate negative carrier for D-Type Enlargers but I don't know if my DeJur is one of them.

Can anyone with knowledge of this help me out? The...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,081
Posted By Pirate
Very nice, clear, sharp images! What was your...

Very nice, clear, sharp images! What was your exposure setting for those?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pirate
The project is at a stand-still. I need to...

The project is at a stand-still. I need to replace the two spring loaded end holders. The ones that hold the ends of the film spools. The holders on the Mamiya are pull-out-and-lock type, so when...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 8,139
Posted By Pirate
I have both. Had the Hassy first and I won't...

I have both. Had the Hassy first and I won't sell it, I love the system and the Sonnar lenses too much. The Rollei is great but only an occasional user because I find the non-changeable lens too...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pirate
I'm checking out the other parts right now before...

I'm checking out the other parts right now before I buy a kit to see that it all works. The interesting thing about using my C2 is that, comparing the two side knobs, they seem to the same 3-screw...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Pirate
Rolleikin on a Mamiya TLR?

Anyone?

I've been toying with the idea of trying this out.

I currently only have one part to a Rolleikin that I picked up a while ago and that's the big center piece the film rolls over. Just...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By Pirate
These photos have great contrast in them. A...

These photos have great contrast in them. A Yellow filter will only add more contrast and I'm not sure it's needed here.

Did you do anything in Photoshop (or any editing program) after scanning the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-31-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By Pirate
Beautiful shots. The last one kills me!

Beautiful shots. The last one kills me!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By Pirate
Mamiya question - Silver vs. Black lenses

Are the optics interchangeable between the older Silver lenses and the newer Black lenses?

As in, if I have the optics from a silver lens that doesn't work anymore and I have a black lens that has...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
My tins are thin enough to slide right into a...

My tins are thin enough to slide right into a normal 4x5 holder. I need to make a proper holder for tin and glass because I would love to do Ambrotypes also! When you shoot an Ambrotype you can...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
What is black glass? I can't find any on the...

What is black glass? I can't find any on the net.


Here's the latest. Much better. I poured this one the other day so I knew it would still be on the thin side and have some wrinkling so I mainly...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Wow, I would hate to sell that rig, it looks...

Wow, I would hate to sell that rig, it looks awesome!

Here is the second tin of the same three guitar shot. The emulsion was slightly thicker, and although the surface is still wrinkled, it's so...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
That is very impressive!! Best of luck to your...

That is very impressive!! Best of luck to your future!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Just developed another tin like this one. The...

Just developed another tin like this one. The emulsion was a little thicker so the lines are very nice in it, but I still need to pour it just a tad thicker yet. I'll scan and post this one...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
That's a beautiful Gretsch! And I love the Twin...

That's a beautiful Gretsch! And I love the Twin behind it, I have one of those too... I'll be doing a lot more Tintypes of my guitars, and general 4x5 work with them in the near future.

The '52...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Awesome!!!! Are you guys doing the wet plate...

Awesome!!!!

Are you guys doing the wet plate tintypes for customers?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-21-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Those are awesome works!! I need to pour my...

Those are awesome works!!

I need to pour my emulsion much thicker. I checked with the Rockland company that makes the AG-plus I'm using and they confirmed the wrinkling I'm getting is from too thin...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
That really is an uncanny likeness!

That really is an uncanny likeness!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,831
Posted By Pirate
I copied the first original shot and did some...

I copied the first original shot and did some basic adjustments.... You must have done a lot more because I got something alot different than your edited version.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,831
Posted By Pirate
What are the specs? What film? Coated lens?

What are the specs? What film? Coated lens?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
that's really cool !!!! I saw a review of their...

that's really cool !!!! I saw a review of their tintype 4x5 work on a tech show youtube vid. Very impressive. They were using flash to light it, very close.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Here's the review I wrote up for the Rockland...

Here's the review I wrote up for the Rockland kit. The only part I need to add to it is about the crinkling I was getting from pouring the emulsion too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pirate
Here's one of my original Tintypes that I noticed...

Here's one of my original Tintypes that I noticed the stand in. Look down behind his feet:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/353/0/9/tin_dude_by_christophersacry-d6ylils.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
I heard about a shot in San Francisco doing...

I heard about a shot in San Francisco doing Tintypes also. Seems to be doing rather well.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Here's an original 1800's tintype I purchased to...

Here's an original 1800's tintype I purchased to use for a benchmark of my progress. It really gives me a good direction to follow in my own studies of this...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
I based my readings from a starting ISO of 1.6...

I based my readings from a starting ISO of 1.6 and used a reflected reading on my Gossen LunaSix 3 with a blue filter over it for the guitar shot.

For the straws shot I did the same and added two...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
The Rockland tins are anodized aluminum and work...

The Rockland tins are anodized aluminum and work pretty well. I will eventually try painting a darker black onto them which I think will work better for the darks.

I tried pouring a thinner...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Here's the Rockland page for their Tintype stuff:...

Here's the Rockland page for their Tintype stuff: http://rockaloid.com/tintypes
Freestyle sells the kit too, but the prices are close enough.

I started with the standard 4x5 kit which includes 8...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
I trim the plates down to the size of a 4x5 sheet...

I trim the plates down to the size of a 4x5 sheet of film and slide them right into a normal film holder with no problems. I do use a pair of tweezers to pull the plate out but have had no problems...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
I love it, but I started with the Rockland kit...

I love it, but I started with the Rockland kit which is a dry plate emulsion. I wanted dry plate stuff and I'm totally happy with it. Only started a couple weeks ago and just near the end of my...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,519
Posted By Pirate
Anyone here making Tintypes?

I started making Tintypes with my 4x5. Just wondering if anyone else here is doing it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pirate
Wow! $600 bucks for that authentic stand. ...

Wow! $600 bucks for that authentic stand. Amazing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pirate
Thanks for the links. I just looked more closely...

Thanks for the links. I just looked more closely at the two Tintypes I have (original 1800's) and sure enough, you can see the bottom of the stands behind the feet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pirate
Thanks guys, educational and fun all in one big...

Thanks guys, educational and fun all in one big post!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pirate
Looking for a Head Stabilizer. Can you help?

Back in the 1800's when the emulsions were really slow, the photographer used a stand that was behind the person and let them rest their head against it so they would not move during long...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-27-2013
Replies: 409
Views: 163,379
Posted By Pirate
Here's a bonus, not from the Crown but from the...

Here's a bonus, not from the Crown but from the Sinar (non-rangefinder but still 4x5)

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/330/1/1/rock_paper_scissors_by_christophersacry-d6vs6u3.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-27-2013
Replies: 409
Views: 163,379
Posted By Pirate
Some recent shots from the Crown Graphic...

Some recent shots from the Crown Graphic...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Pirate
Well, indoor shots are good but I still have not...

Well, indoor shots are good but I still have not had a good enough day to get outside and shoot, but I am leaning more towards the developing that was the problem. I thoroughly checked out my Mod 54...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pirate
Congrats! Glad it's working well for you now.

Congrats! Glad it's working well for you now.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Pirate
I used to have a problem processing my 120 and...

I used to have a problem processing my 120 and had to change my agitation scheme to correct it. I'll try this first. If I can get another day of sunshine, I'll shoot these same shots again with the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Pirate
Hmm, I don't think that's the case, only because...

Hmm, I don't think that's the case, only because I use a Mod 54 holder inside a Paterson 3-reel tank. The film is submerged the whole time, just like a roll of 35mm or 120 film would be. The...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Pirate
Yep, I've done all that except replacing the two...

Yep, I've done all that except replacing the two felt strips. Guess I'll try that first.
I've found new bellows for $100 US so it's not bad, but it does not come with frames so I'd have to swap out...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Pirate
Need Help: Crown Graphic light leaks

I thought I had this fixed, but I was mistaken. I really need some help sorting this out. The easy way would be to replace parts until there are no more light leaks, and I may very well do that,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By Pirate
Wow, I didn't think about that, but it makes...

Wow, I didn't think about that, but it makes sense. Ok, maybe something in the low to mid 200's.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By Pirate
I'm not worried about the cam, I can get or make...

I'm not worried about the cam, I can get or make one. Right now I want to focus on lenses that they made cams for. I want to worry about finding a lens to use first.

And I have the top mounted...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By Pirate
I want a longer lens for my Crown. What are my options?

The 135mm on my Crown Graphic is just too wide angle for me. I'd like something over 210mm. What choices do I have in the stock types of lenses without making a new cam? (I'm not worried about the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By Pirate
My Crown Graphic was suffering from light leaks...

My Crown Graphic was suffering from light leaks that I could not pin down. A buddy of mine said he had the same problem and after seeing my film said it was the felt seals of the dark slide in the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By Pirate
I like the refrigerator door idea! Just...

I like the refrigerator door idea!

Just displaying. I may put some prices on some pieces but probably not the polaroids.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By Pirate
Also, as shown in the first pdf link, if the...

Also, as shown in the first pdf link, if the lights themselves are not perfectly round, the bokeh will not be perfectly round.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By Pirate
Thanks gang, lots of great ideas here, just what...

Thanks gang, lots of great ideas here, just what I need to get the wheels turning!!

And these are the fuji pack film prints.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-08-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By Pirate
How to display Polaroids in a Gallery

A photo group I am in is having our first gallery exhibition in a couple weeks. I would like to hear from anyone who has seen or displayed Polaroid shots as to the best way to display them.

Being...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2013
Replies: 834
Views: 143,173
Posted By Pirate
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/311/c/6...

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/311/c/6/not_so_smart_by_christophersacry-d6tevb9.jpg

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/311/3/a/the_house_at_the_end_of_the_alley_by_christophersacr...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-30-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,537
Posted By Pirate
I picked up a Nikon SB-15 and use it with my...

I picked up a Nikon SB-15 and use it with my Leica M3. Totally awesome little flash.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Pirate
I've done that in the studio a couple times, but...

I've done that in the studio a couple times, but in the studio I've never had the light leaks show up, but that's to be expected since I was controlling the light.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Pirate
Peter, I've thought of that, but with a Crown...

Peter, I've thought of that, but with a Crown Graphic and shooting on the street and moving around, it may not be practical.

Thanks guys, I'm just gonna order some new ones and keep the older ones...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-22-2013
Replies: 3,168
Views: 496,812
Posted By Pirate
Nikon D700 Zeiss Hasselblad 60mm Distagon...

Nikon D700
Zeiss Hasselblad 60mm Distagon w/adapter.

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/128/8/0/favorite_in_black_and_white_by_dudewithad700-d3f6nkx.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-22-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 21,890
Posted By Pirate
1947 Sonnar 50 f/1.5 on 1950 Leica...

1947 Sonnar 50 f/1.5 on 1950 Leica IIIc

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/280/a/4/jump_9_by_christophersacry-d6pnm7s.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
Thanks for the link. One of these days I will...

Thanks for the link. One of these days I will get around to changing lenses and making a new cam from scratch. I've pulled out the cam and seen how it all works, it's not hard, just a lot of trial...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By Pirate
When he had the camera and had checked it out, he...

When he had the camera and had checked it out, he called me and asked me if I wanted the focus spot-on lighting fixed. I said that I didn't need it. He fixed it and fitted the new door on it anyway...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By Pirate
Here's a copy of the receipt from Fred. It was...

Here's a copy of the receipt from Fred. It was April, 2011.

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/105/8/8/receipt_by_dudewithad700-d3e3bg1.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
Haha... I would love to have that lens for my F5...

Haha... I would love to have that lens for my F5 though!

The 135 lens I have looks and feels of good quality and the pictures have come out very well. I do not know which type of glass it is...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By Pirate
Fred was great, he serviced my Crown and got it...

Fred was great, he serviced my Crown and got it working perfectly, but that alignment issue of one image being slightly above/below the other is still there, and after looking at the rangefinder...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
Yes, I was referring to the Nikon large format...

Yes, I was referring to the Nikon large format lenses. Here's a listing of some:

http://www.keh.com/PDFFolder/LF06000033437.pdf

I have the 135 currently and would have loved for it to have worked...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-19-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,077
Posted By Pirate
I am also in Detroit and I do not agree with you....

I am also in Detroit and I do not agree with you. I drive through much of Detroit and see people "living" on the street. There are many poor neighborhoods that do not have a computer in every home...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Pirate
Thank you, Roger!

Thank you, Roger!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Pirate
That looks like it's for the older wooden film...

That looks like it's for the older wooden film holders. I'm talking about the standard plastic holders that we use with more modern rangefinder 4x5's.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By Pirate
Can you refurbish 4x5 film holders?

I have a tone of holders and many are developing light leaks through the felt at the dark slide.

Is there any way to replace those seals, because it doesn't look like it?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
Thanks, I've seen the cam before. I was really...

Thanks, I've seen the cam before. I was really hoping there were some more fine-tuning adjustments than just the cam. Oh, well.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
My Crown is a Top Rangefinder model. Oh, well.

My Crown is a Top Rangefinder model. Oh, well.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By Pirate
Anyone using a non-stock lens on a Press camera?

I trie putting a Nikkor 135 lens on my Crown Graphic in place of the stock Schneider-Kreuznach 135 f/4.7 lens with the thought of "a 135 is a 135..."

It didn't work.

The focus would not match up to...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 16,184
Posted By Pirate
I just read that Weegee used his Speed Graphic...

I just read that Weegee used his Speed Graphic set on f/8 @ 1/200th focused at 10 feet. I tried it with my digital to check the flash and settings and it was perfect, so my Crown Graphic is now set...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-15-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By Pirate
That alignment is off inside my Crown Graphic...

That alignment is off inside my Crown Graphic also. It's not enough to really bother me, just gnaw at the back of my skull, but I just let it be. As long as I can still find some kind of vertical...
Forum: Photo Software 10-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Pirate
Thanks. I have CS5. I'll look for that one.

Thanks. I have CS5. I'll look for that one.
Forum: Photo Software 10-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Pirate
Photoshop question

I would like to take a pic of mine and turn it into an outline drawing so a friend of mine can colour it in with markers.

What's the best way to turn the picture into an outline drawing?

Thanks
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 73,648
Posted By Pirate
http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/041/1/8...

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/041/1/8/4x5_by_christophersacry-d5uiwrg.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2013
Replies: 476
Views: 69,584
Posted By Pirate
I once grabbed my SWC for a couple quick shots,...

I once grabbed my SWC for a couple quick shots, and after not having used it in a while, I completely forgot to focus. Shots came out great anyway.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2013
Replies: 476
Views: 69,584
Posted By Pirate
I don't use mine enough. Maybe I will for some...

I don't use mine enough. Maybe I will for some upcoming projects!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 29,539
Posted By Pirate
Sinar F 4x5 1880's brass wide angle rectilinear 4...

Sinar F 4x5
1880's brass wide angle rectilinear 4 inch lens
Arista EDU Ultra 100

The '52 Les Paul and '57 Strat with my old leather biker jacket from the mid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 29,539
Posted By Pirate
Digital shot. '58 Les Paul...

Digital shot. '58 Les Paul Reissue
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/280/2/b/deviant_id_by_dudewithad700-d309nx5.jpg

1959 Rolleiflex Baby Gray 4x4 127, Rollei Retro 80S film
'52 Les Paul...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2013
Replies: 1,749
Views: 327,418
Posted By Pirate
Hasselblad 500C/M Zeiss 120 Sonnar Arista EDU...

Hasselblad 500C/M
Zeiss 120 Sonnar
Arista EDU Ultra...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Pirate
So, I emailed DAG and got this Lens Tech from...

So, I emailed DAG and got this Lens Tech from him:

Focal Point, in Colorado
http://www.focalpointlens.com/fp_intro.html

They no longer service bodies, just lenses, with very nice descriptions of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Pirate
How about a thread for Lens Repair Techs?

This seems like a good forum for Techs also. Not every Camera Body Tech will do lenses so it seems fitting (no pun intended) that Lenses have their own list of Techs.

For example, I have a 1950...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By Pirate
So I have not been able to check for the second...

So I have not been able to check for the second serial number at the back of this lens. I think I don't understand exactly how to check it. Can one of you please explain it to me again, slowly........
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Pirate
I'm going to keep an eye out for the 85 1.5...

I'm going to keep an eye out for the 85 1.5 version and move to this one some day. For now, the 85 2 will go on the M3.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Pirate
Not compared to some of the things I'm used to...

Not compared to some of the things I'm used to carrying.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Pirate
88-90mm is shorter than the 135 I have so that...

88-90mm is shorter than the 135 I have so that will be nice.

Just bought it off ebay.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Pirate
The early f/2 version. Thanks.

The early f/2 version.

Thanks.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Pirate
Canon 85mm f/2 Serenar Dimensions?

Can someone please tell me the overall length of this lens? I have the 135 f/3.5 version of the Serenar and want to add an 85mm. Just curious to compare the two.

Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pirate
Thank you, Dez!

Thank you, Dez!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pirate
Thanks. I was looking at Jupiter 9's again, the...

Thanks. I was looking at Jupiter 9's again, the 85mm lens. The seller said he found the original Russian paperwork and it says it's for a FED or Zorki. I have Leica bodies.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pirate
FED and Zorki lens usage

Question for you guys - Do FED and Zorki share the same lenses with Leica?

Such as the Jupiters and Zeiss and Leica's? Are they all interchangeable?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-25-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
I shot a focus test for it wide open at the...

I shot a focus test for it wide open at the closest distance. Just a little back-focus until 2.8 so It's just fine. I need to do a focus test with something big like the side of a brick building at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-24-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Oh, and I picked up 6 brass reloadable film...

Oh, and I picked up 6 brass reloadable film canisters, the Z cans. They are awesome!! No more shots on the sprocket holes!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-24-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Pinholed curtains are gone. Got the cameras back...

Pinholed curtains are gone. Got the cameras back in great shape - but the 1939 II with the 1939 Summitar I'm still a little leary of... ran a test roll through it and nothing is in focus, so, that...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Pirate
thank you very much guys, that's what I needed!

thank you very much guys, that's what I needed!
Forum: Yashica RF 09-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Pirate
Electro 35 GT battery help

What batteries are you guys using? I'm picking up my first Yashica Electro 35 GT soon and need batteries.

Also, is there anyone special that works on these- things like just cleaning the inside of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pirate
What about the Canon cassettes? Are they...

What about the Canon cassettes? Are they interchangeable with any of the other brands?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pirate
I found these and wanted to use them with my...

I found these and wanted to use them with my Leicas but I guess not.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181211861570?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pirate
Zeiss Contax reloadable film canisters

I'm looking at some old Zeiss Contax reloadable film canisters and I would like to know if they are compatible with the other camera brands. Such as, could I use them without modification in my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,429
Posted By Pirate
Got my replica SNHOO in the post today. Since I...

Got my replica SNHOO in the post today. Since I didn't get an answer back from anyone and nothing was completely clear about how it worked, I took a chance and ordered one along with a lens hood I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,429
Posted By Pirate
I'm at a loss here. What exactly does this...

I'm at a loss here. What exactly does this adapter do? I don't see any threads inside the adapter, so what's it for?

I want an adapter that will bring the inside threads closer to the top edge so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-18-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
A real Leica Sonnar? That's awesome times ten! ...

A real Leica Sonnar? That's awesome times ten! Congrats on that one.

My 1950 IIIc with the CZJ Sonnar 50 are with Youxin for new shutter curtains and CLA, along with my 1939 II and 1939 Summitar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-11-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
And, I just got the body also, so I have no other...

And, I just got the body also, so I have no other rolls through it to say which it is or is not.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-11-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Hmmm... It's possibly the shutter curtain. ...

Hmmm... It's possibly the shutter curtain. That thought did not even cross my mind. One of the curtains is wrinkled but did not look to be leaking - but of course I can't see through it because...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-11-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Ok, so I finally got home last night and got to...

Ok, so I finally got home last night and got to hold my "new" Sonnar in my hands. Today I ran a roll of plain old Fujicolor C-41 200 ISO film through the IIIc with this lens and had it developed at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2013
Replies: 1,116
Views: 240,935
Posted By Pirate
I should be joining this group shortly. I have a...

I should be joining this group shortly. I have a 39 Summitar with the weird apertures and just picked up a CLA'd '39 Leica II body for it for $200 US. Youxin has seen the lens and told me it's a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Pirate
How to tell what month a body/lens was made?

I have a 1939 Summitar 5cm lens and i'm picking up a 1939 Leica II body to match. I've only seen serial number lists with years. Is there a way to tell the month so i would know if it's a pre-war...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
It will be rare that i shoot below f/4 so a 1.8...

It will be rare that i shoot below f/4 so a 1.8 or 1.9 would not do me any better. I like to stay around the sharpest apertures of 5.6-8.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
I've read about those problems also. The one i'm...

I've read about those problems also. The one i'm getting has been used on an M6 with no problems so it may be a leter model or it was fixed in the past to work with M-bodies. It will be going on my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
I would like to keep my lens as short as...

I would like to keep my lens as short as possible. Easier to carry around and keep that one lens on the body this way. That's what I'm hoping for. I have a Canon 135 f/4 but it's longer than I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
That's a beautiful picture! Thanks for the link!

That's a beautiful picture!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
Well that's not good. I want the Sonnar design. ...

Well that's not good. I want the Sonnar design. I love it's signature.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
Thanks guys, this is great! I'll have an 85...

Thanks guys, this is great! I'll have an 85 soon, I'm sure!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Pirate
Anyone into the 85mm Sonnar LTM's?

I love the 85 focal length and I love the Sonnar design. I would really love to have the two of them together. I know there are Jupiters in the 85 Sonnar. Is there anything else?

Any info on 85mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-23-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Wow, that's just tiny. I have a lens on my Crown...

Wow, that's just tiny. I have a lens on my Crown Graphic with the same size ring. I just thought it was bigger.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-23-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Are the filter rings really 40.5mm on these older...

Are the filter rings really 40.5mm on these older lenses? I have the newer C-Sonnar 1.5 on my M3 and it's 46mm.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Pirate
Thanks guys, the Okaro is just what i was asking...

Thanks guys, the Okaro is just what i was asking about!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Pirate
Where do guys get your Accessories from?

For example, i've seen a few bodies with coloured lenses on the rangefinder lens. Where do you get those?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-20-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
I just purchased a Leica IIIc (1950) to go with...

I just purchased a Leica IIIc (1950) to go with the lens so i really hope to find a correct yeas of manufacture for it so i can see how close they match. Still three weeks till i get home to check...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-20-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Thanks for the info, it's a releif to here that...

Thanks for the info, it's a releif to here that it looks genuine.

Are there any hoods for these?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-19-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
So what is the sharpest f/stop you guys have...

So what is the sharpest f/stop you guys have found for your lenses? I know the average f/stop for the best sharpness on a small format camera is f/5.6 and a medium format is f/22 and large format is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By Pirate
Thanks, Raid. I'll have to wait till I get back...

Thanks, Raid. I'll have to wait till I get back from a business trip for that. It'll be another three weeks. Bummer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-18-2013
Replies: 637
Views: 193,753
Posted By Pirate
Since this seems to be the Sonnar room, I'd like...

Since this seems to be the Sonnar room, I'd like to ask if anyone here can tell me if this looks like an original or a 'fake'. I just purchased it from the bay and posted about it in the 'clone'...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By Pirate
Sounds like anodizing. I've seen black anodizing...

Sounds like anodizing. I've seen black anodizing look purple in direct sunlight.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By Pirate
KoNickon, thats the reference i found that said...

KoNickon, thats the reference i found that said the tab on the aperture ring makes it a fake.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,047
Posted By Pirate
Zeiss 1.5 Sonnar 50mm LTM

Found one of these on ebay and bought it last night, then did some reading that says it may be a "fake". I would like to know what you guys...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pirate
Using the M3 is just to simple. ;-)

Using the M3 is just to simple. ;-)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pirate
I have one of those, I'll have to try that.

I have one of those, I'll have to try that.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pirate
I'm looking for one that would be equivalent to a...

I'm looking for one that would be equivalent to a 50mm lens.

"Directors Viewfinder" - that would work! I couldn't think of the right wording. A friend of mine was using one at a shoot we did last...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pirate
Looking for a scene Loupe (monocle)

I'm looking for a loupe to use for looking at a scene before I pick up the camera.

Can anyone help me out with some brands, models, styles.... any of those details so I know what to look at?

Would...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 4,065
Posted By Pirate
Printed this one today. Shot with a Crown Graphic...

Printed this one today.
Shot with a Crown Graphic 4x5
Schneider-Kreuznach 135 lens
Printed on Ilford 5x7 matte fibre...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 10,464
Posted By Pirate
Sales pressure meaning.... people need to buy...

Sales pressure meaning.... people need to buy more Pan F+ ??
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-30-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By Pirate
For the 6x12 shooters

Found a 6x12 back for a Graflok 4x5 system for 189.99 on the bay. Thought I would pass this along:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281095806016?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pirate
Thanks guys, I just could not remember how many...

Thanks guys, I just could not remember how many rolls I got out of that last reel, but about 20 rolls at 36 exp sounds right. Rolling them to 30 exp sounds like a good idea.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pirate
How many 36 exp rolls are you getting from a 100 foot reel?

I want to see if I can justify buying a 100 foot reel of Tri-X for $79 or if I get more 36 exposure rolls from buying 14 rolls at $5.50 each.

I don't remember how many rolls I got out of the last...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By Pirate
It say's the magazine is free with a print...

It say's the magazine is free with a print purchase.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Pirate
I used this developer a couple months ago and...

I used this developer a couple months ago and found the same problem with the stabilizer. That was the only thing I didn't like.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2013
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,858
Posted By Pirate
Hope this counts Hasselblad 500CM Zeiss 60mm...

Hope this counts

Hasselblad 500CM
Zeiss 60mm Distagon
Rollei Pan 25 & Kodak Ektar 100 films
a very sharp exacto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Pirate
Thanks for the help guys!

Thanks for the help guys!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Pirate
But my Nikon F has a Photomic meter on it...

But my Nikon F has a Photomic meter on it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Pirate
Do we have a forum for discussions on Light Meters?

I'd like to know where I can get my Gossen Lunasix 3 serviced but I can't find any forums here to ask about it.

Can anyone direct me to a proper forum here for Light Meters?

Thanks
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Pirate
Here are a couple "around town" shots of Velvia...

Here are a couple "around town" shots of Velvia 50 with a UV and polarizer. Shot with a Nikon F3P and 50mm f/1.8...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pirate
That's what I wanted to hear!!!! Thank you!

That's what I wanted to hear!!!! Thank you!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By Pirate
$10,000 US for it.... It'll never happen. He's...

$10,000 US for it....

It'll never happen. He's dreaming.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pirate
Polaroid B&W emulsion question

Can you lift the emulsion on the Polaroid Fuji 3000b film like you can on the colour stuff using near-boiling water?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By Pirate
1. The style and the fact that it's a...

1. The style and the fact that it's a Rangefinder attracted me. A friend had one and after I saw it I thought it would be cool if we could go Polaroiding together, so I bought one.
2. 450 Land...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pirate
I'm into a bunch of formats already myself and...

I'm into a bunch of formats already myself and would love for the Type 55 to come back so I could do Polaroid in my 4x5 cameras!

I've seen the conversions on the 110A/110B cameras but I would like...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pirate
Thanks! She's actually flipping off the viewer...

Thanks! She's actually flipping off the viewer but I wasn't paying enough attention to move her slightly for a better backdrop. Two of her prints walked away after our critique last week so she...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pirate
3rdtrick, I have shot two packs of the 3000b with...

3rdtrick, I have shot two packs of the 3000b with no jam problems then loaded a pack of FP 100 yesterday and the end of the paper tab tore, but it came out fine after that. I think it was stuck in...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pirate
I agree, I've been keeping the negatives. When...

I agree, I've been keeping the negatives. When scanned they have a lot more useable detail than the positive print.

But I do not understand what your link has to do with Polaroids or anything...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By Pirate
I would suggest to google something like "large...

I would suggest to google something like "large format camera repair" and look for anything close to you. Looks like a fun camera, good luck with it!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,945
Posted By Pirate
Thanks graywolf but the bike is only $4000 so the...

Thanks graywolf but the bike is only $4000 so the Maseratti may have to go too ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,530
Posted By Pirate
M3, Zeiss 50, Kodak Pro Image...

M3, Zeiss 50, Kodak Pro Image 100.

http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/038/e/f/from_behind_by_christophersacry-d5u6xvr.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By Pirate
Nice shot! One of my photo teachers said you...

Nice shot! One of my photo teachers said you have to be in the photo for at least half the time of the exposure to appear in it. That's for a ghost look. Your photo has that quality but it's very...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By Pirate
Picked up a 450 Land Camera!

I'm loving this! A friend has a 360 and 440, so I found a 450 to play with. Got the film (3000B) and some batteries and we loaded up.

Here's my first...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-20-2013
Replies: 409
Views: 163,379
Posted By Pirate
Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Schneider-Kreuznach 135...

Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5
Schneider-Kreuznach 135 lens
Graflex RH-8 6x8 roll film back
Kodak Ektar 100...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 11,459
Posted By Pirate
"This seems to be more about aesthetics than...

"This seems to be more about aesthetics than functionality or actually taking pictures."

Sometimes aesthetics and functionality overlap. I've been thinking about taking off the self timer lever of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,496
Posted By Pirate
I totally agree with this. The reason I enjoy...

I totally agree with this. The reason I enjoy shooting so much is to capture a moment in time, not just for me to look at, but for the future generations to see. Who knows how long a digital file...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pirate
I was hoping it would make the reds a little...

I was hoping it would make the reds a little brighter so the darkening of the red would not be so drastic. I'm not looking to make a huge change, only to make the darkening of red just a little less...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pirate
Anyone used a Red filter with Orthochromatic film?

I love 25 ISO film but I'm only finding it in Ortho these days. I have used Ortho and I don't really like the reds falling to blacks in some pictures, so I was wondering if a Red filter would help...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,945
Posted By Pirate
Sonnar lens for Large Format?

Does anyone know of a Sonnar lens for a Large Format camera? Rangefinder or other, just a Sonnar lens for the big league cameras.

I love the rendering of the Sonnar and would really like to add...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
If it would give a strong enough picture, I would...

If it would give a strong enough picture, I would go for that. I think projecting a 4x5 slide film vs. a transparency with writing on it may be a little different though.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
Thanks a bunch guys, this is all great...

Thanks a bunch guys, this is all great information!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 233
Views: 60,868
Posted By Pirate
My M3 with Zeiss Sonnar 50 f/1.5 is always in my...

My M3 with Zeiss Sonnar 50 f/1.5 is always in my bag. Joining it lately has been my Crown Graphic 4x5 with a 6x8 roll film back.

This past week i've picked up a Kodak Retina II and IIa. The Retina...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
Phil, I had wondered about using a car lamp. I...

Phil, I had wondered about using a car lamp. I also build guitar amplifiers so making a circuit that plugs into the wall and converts to 12V DC is not a problem. I just might explore that.

And...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
This is for a film class. No computers, no...

This is for a film class. No computers, no scanning. And I just don't want to shoot 135. There are others through the year that shoot medium and large formats also so I would be helping out those...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
Yes, it may be a challenge, but I'm hoping not...

Yes, it may be a challenge, but I'm hoping not more than I can handle. I at least want to make the effort. This will be something for my school photo department to keep. As it is, they only have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,082
Posted By Pirate
Looking for the "Lightroom" folder. Need to build a 4x5 slide projector

I would like to build a slide projector for 4x5 chrome (slide) film. I know it can be done using something like an old Graphic 4x5 press camera, so that's covered.

What I need help on is the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-30-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 7,029
Posted By Pirate
Thanks, Chris, it is indeed fixed with rivets. I...

Thanks, Chris, it is indeed fixed with rivets. I was really wondering about that. I might use this as one of my Black Paint models. And you were right about how thin the chrome is. I was using a...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 7,029
Posted By Pirate
I just got a IIa with a bent focusing ring. I...

I just got a IIa with a bent focusing ring. I rebuilt the rangefinder but have to fabricate a spanner wrench to take out the lens to get to the focusing ring, then I can fix it and put everything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By Pirate
http://www.macodirect.de/agfaphoto-c-1_6_705.html

http://www.macodirect.de/agfaphoto-c-1_6_705.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pirate
http://www.macodirect.de/agfaphoto-c-1_6_705.html

http://www.macodirect.de/agfaphoto-c-1_6_705.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By Pirate
I have one of those MOD 54's from almost two...

I have one of those MOD 54's from almost two years ago when the guy was selling them on Ebay. It works great and I highly recommend it.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-26-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 10,291
Posted By Pirate
I have a Retina II enroute to me. It's a...

I have a Retina II enroute to me. It's a fixer-upper with the Schneider-Kreutznach 50/2 lens. Can't wait for it to get here so I can start cleaning and restoring it. I have a bunch of Ilford Pan...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Pirate
That was seriously cool !!!

That was seriously cool !!!
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pirate
That's to gray for liking. I'm drawn more to the...

That's to gray for liking. I'm drawn more to the black paint. However, while at the hardware store today, i started looking at all the different colours on the paint isle and wondered how a little...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pirate
That's why i want to make a Black Paint II and...

That's why i want to make a Black Paint II and IIa. I think it would be unique.

I wonder if they would be worth reselling with a CLA?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pirate
Are the top plates of the II and IIa chromed or painted?

I've got a IIa coming and the top plate has a lot of flaking. From the pictures I can't tell if it was just a real bad chrome job or if it was paint.

I would love to take this apart and make it a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 16,184
Posted By Pirate
If I'm leaving loaded backs around for more than...

If I'm leaving loaded backs around for more than a day or two, I'll put masking tape on it to mark what's in it. If I take the tape off, it's safe to assume that it's empty - and if it's not, it's...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By Pirate
That's a great job! Would you consider doing...

That's a great job! Would you consider doing another?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 16,184
Posted By Pirate
There are different viewfinder masks for the...

There are different viewfinder masks for the Graphics, as here:

http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/viewfinder-masks.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pirate
I found out that we will be seeing the Slide work...

I found out that we will be seeing the Slide work through a projector, not printing them. That bums me out. I was so looking forward to printing slides!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pirate
Well, my college still develops slide film and we...

Well, my college still develops slide film and we have a project to make prints from it, so there has to be some available somewhere.


Thanks again guys, lot of good info here to look into.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pirate
Nope, I'll be making actual darkroom prints from...

Nope, I'll be making actual darkroom prints from these.

Thanks again guys.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pirate
Thanks x-ray, that sounds like some good stuff to...

Thanks x-ray, that sounds like some good stuff to look into.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,837
Posted By Pirate
Was the Kodak EPP that duplication film? I think...

Was the Kodak EPP that duplication film?

I think I have some of that AGFA 100 in the fridge. Might try that too.
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